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January 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Everless by Sara Holland – Interview

 

 

Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Everless by Sara Holland!

We have Sara on the blog for a quick Q&A!

Check out the rest of the tour at the end of the post!

 

 

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Everless by Sara Holland
Publication Date:  January 2, 2018
Publisher:  HarperTeen

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks so much for having me!

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Haha, don’t I get 280 characters now? I’ll give it a try anyway.

In Sempera, time can be bought & sold. 17yo Jules reluctantly takes a job at the Everless Estate to save her dad, ends up finding magic, secrets, her own destiny.

 

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

For me, story ideas often come in the form of images, and that was the case here. I saw a girl kneeling by the side of an icy lake, crying. I didn’t know who she was or why she was there, and the story naturally developed as I tried to excavate that. Then, while Jules as a person was taking shape in my head, I was also struggling with time management while starting out after college—working two jobs and trying to sneak writing in my spare moments. So that got me thinking about the relationship of time and money that exists both in Sempera and the real world, and gave rise to some of the class dynamics that shape Jules and her world.

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

It’s funny—it usually takes me a while to feel out a character, but Jules pretty much arrived in my head fully formed. She’s smart and brave but also tends to assume she knows best and shut out all other options, which of course sometimes leads to poor results. But the most important driving force, is her relationships with other people. She first goes to Everless to save her father, but the other people she meets at the estate eventually keep her grounded when her sense of self begins to shift.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

I don’t know about a specific quote, but I really enjoyed writing Jules’ blossoming friendships with the princess, Ina Gold, and her mysterious handmaid Caro. Their bonds are complicated for a lot of reasons—class differences between all three, Jules and Ina are in love with the same boy, and so on—but despite that, their friendship is both a comfort to Jules and a driving factor in her journey of self-discovery.

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

I always have a hard time with endings—wrapping up so many different

 

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

EVERLESS is a duology, and I just turned the sequel in to my editor! So I’m taking a bit of a breather at the moment, before diving into revisions.

 

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you so much for hosting me—this was so much fun!

 

About Sara Holland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERLESS is her debut novel.

 

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